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Netflix's Mute Is Another Big Critical Flop, But Does It Matter?

Netflix's Mute Is Another Big Critical Flop, But Does It Matter?
Duncan Jones' latest movie Mute has arrived on Netflix and, unfortunately for the streaming service, it looks like this is another critical disaster. Netflix has been investing heavily in premium content and big-budget movies from established directors. Mute is the latest example, but these projects haven't been panning out how Netflix and the filmmakers have hoped, as many of them have been ripped to shreds by critics upon arrival. Despite a gorgeous marketing campaign that started just a few weeks ago, Mute is now the latest movie to suffer such a fate.

Mute is currently sitting at a very poor 11 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with just three "fresh" reviews counted. The audience rating doesn't paint a much better picture, as it currently sits at just 52 percent. Needless to say, that's not what Duncan Jones or Netflix were hoping for. Here's what Entertainment Weekly had to
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Mark A. Mangini and Theo Green (‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound editors) on immersing the audience in their ‘subversive’ sound [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sound editor Mark A. Mangini reveals that while he was inspired by the original “Blade Runner” (1982) for his work on Denis Villeneuve‘s followup, “Blade Runner 2049,” he didn’t want to copy it. “One of our early tasks was to understand what made the first film so rich and interesting sonically, and then find a way to deconstruct it and make it our own,” he explains. “We wanted to honor it in the way that it was so effective and so subversive in its use of sound.” By opening themselves up to a more musical and expressionistic style, Mangini and Theo Green reaped an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Editing. Watch our exclusive video interview with the duo above.

See ‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound mixers Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett: ‘Blade Runner was in our DNA’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

According to Green, Villeneuve wanted “a return to that universe,” but not a slavish reproduction.
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2018 Oscar Previews: Part 2

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday March 4th at 7pm Eastern time. Here is the continuation of our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

For Part 1 of our 2018 Oscars Previews, click here.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries,
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Gary Oldman films: 15 greatest movies, ranked worst to best, include ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Sid and Nancy,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Dracula’

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Gary Oldman films: 15 greatest movies, ranked worst to best, include ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Sid and Nancy,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Dracula’
Gary Oldman might finally win his first career Oscar in March for his role as Winston Churchill in the film “Darkest Hour.” Surprisingly it’s only his second Oscar nomination after his first for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” in 2012, also as Best Actor. Where does his latest movie rank among his greatest of all time in our photo gallery (view above)?

Despite his long and very successful film career Oldman hasn’t been recognized very often by awards groups. He received one Emmy nomination (for a guest appearance on “Friends” of all things) but has never even been nominated for a Golden Globe. Back in his native country of England, the BAFTAs have nominated him twice before this year as an actor (for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Prick up Your Ears”) and awarded him two trophies for a film he directed called “Nil by Mouth” (he won for the
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Playback: Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman on ‘Darkest Hour’ and Never Looking Back

Playback: Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman on ‘Darkest Hour’ and Never Looking Back
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Legendary actor Gary Oldman has been one of the most laureled performers of the season for his work as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour.” As of Tuesday, he’s an Oscar nominee for just the second time in his storied career, and he remains frontrunner to win the award in March after scooping up a slew of critics prizes as well as the Screen Actors Guild trophy last weekend. In many ways it is the role of a lifetime, and if indeed Oldman graces the stage as winner of this year’s best-actor Oscar, there will no doubt be plenty who will view it as a long time coming for an artist who has dazzled with his commitment and grace for decades.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes
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Gary Oldman Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958, age: 59) is an English film and stage actor known for his versatility. Among his most noted roles are those in The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012) and in the Harry Potter franchise. Oldman has also starred in major films like True Romance (1993), The Fifth Element (1997), Air Force One (1997) and The Contender (2000). Gary Oldman Bio: Age, Early Life Oldman […]

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Milla In "Vogue"

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Sneak Peek images of "Resident Evil" actress Milla Jovovich in "Vogue" (Ukraine) magazine, photographed by An Le:

Jovovich began modeling at the age of 12 when Herb Ritts photographed her for the cover of the Italian magazine "Lei". Photogapher Richard Avedon then featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements.

In 1988, Jovovich had her first acting role in the television film "The Night Train to Kathmandu", followed by the feature film, "Two Moon Junction".

When she was fifteen, she starred in the 1991 feature "Return to the Blue Lagoon, then appeared in the 1997 feature "The Fifth Element" written/directed by Luc Besson. She also starred in Besson's "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999).

In 2002, Jovovich starred in the horror feature "Resident Evil", adapted from the video game series of the same name, reprising her role in five sequels to date, including the upcoming "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
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Luc Besson on ‘Valerian’, Including ‘Fifth Element’ Easter Eggs, and If He’d Do An Animated Sequel

Ever since watching Luc Besson’s amazing movie The Fifth Element twenty years ago, I’ve been waiting patiently for him to make to another crazy large-scale science-fiction movie. Even before visual effects went into hyperdrive, Besson was able to take us to new worlds, create innovative characters never seen on movie screens, and craft action set pieces like no other. So when Besson announced that he was going to helm Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and that he would have access to modern VFX and a big enough budget to bring his wildest ideas …
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The Fifth Element Director Luc Besson Set To Direct ABC Pilot The French Detective

ABC has ordered a pilot for The French Detective, which is based on James Patterson‘s Luc Moncrief mysteries. reports that Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is set to direct, it will also be his TV directorial debut and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) will star in the series.

The French Detective is written by Assassin's Creed scribes Bill Collage and Adam Cooper and Jonathan Collier (Bones). The show is being described as a “light procedural drama” and will tell the story of Parisian detective Luc Moncrief who joins the NYPD in an effort to start a new life.

The James Patterson series has three books; French Kiss, The Christmas Mystery and French Twist. On Amazon the description of French Kiss reads:

“Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start–but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.
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Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin to Star in ABC Drama Pilot The French Detective

Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin to Star in ABC Drama Pilot The French Detective
ABC is putting a French twist on the standard cop procedural.

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Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) has signed on to star in The French Detective, a light-hearted crime drama that has earned a put-pilot commitment from ABC, our sister site Variety is reporting. Dujardin will play Luc Moncrief, a Parisian detective who joins the NYPD and solves crimes with his blue-collar female partner.

The French Detective is based on the Luc Moncrief mystery novels by bestselling author James Patterson, whose book Zoo was adapted into a CBS series
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New to Streaming: ‘Good Time,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Kedi,’ ‘Blade of the Immortal,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman)

Burgeoning sexuality is the basis for nearly all coming-of-age films, but with her specific eye, Eliza Hittman makes it feel like we’re watching this genre unfold for the first time. With only two features to her name, she’s captured the experience with a sensuality and intimacy nearly unprecedented in American independent filmmaking. Following 2013’s It Felt Like Love, the writer-director follows it with
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Logan Lucky, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Despicable Me 3 and more are coming to the Cineplex Store this month!

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Logan Lucky, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Despicable Me 3 and more are coming to the Cineplex Store this month!Logan Lucky, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Despicable Me 3 and more are coming to the Cineplex Store this month!Amanda Wood11/7/2017 11:12:00 Am

There's no doubt that November is a bit of an in-between month, when temperatures drop even further and most places in Canada start to see some snow.

Since we know that the most ideal place to spend November is curled up on your couch with a blanket or two, the Cineplex Store has plenty of exciting new titles to rent and/or buy this month. From family-friendly to sci-fi to whatever genre mother! is, the Cineplex Store has all your movie watching needs covered this month.

Check out 5 of our top picks below, and click here to rent or buy hundreds of titles from the Cineplex Store. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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Ariel Winter Gets Her Fifth Element On in Sexy Sci-Fi Halloween Costume

Ariel Winter Gets Her Fifth Element On in Sexy Sci-Fi Halloween Costume
Ariel Winter is getting her Fifth Element on.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old Modern Family star attended Matthew Morrison‘s 7th Annual Halloween Party at Poppy nightclub in West Hollywood with her 30-year-old boyfriend Levi Meaden, and the couple got into the holiday spirit with coordinating costumes from the 1997 sci-fi film The Fifth Element.

Winter wore the iconic white cut-out leotard and orange wig donned by actress Milla Jovovich in the film, and accessorized with a small toy space gun. Meaden — presumably dressed like Bruce Willis‘ character from the film — kept things more buttoned up in a bright shirt, combat boots,
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Gary Oldman to Receive Variety Award at British Independent Film Awards

Gary Oldman to Receive Variety Award at British Independent Film Awards
Gary Oldman is to receive this year’s Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards on Dec. 10. The award recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on the U.K.

Previous recipients of the award include Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Paul Greengrass, Daniel Craig, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris, who was last year’s honoree.

Steven Gaydos, Variety’s Vice President and Executive Editor, said: “In the 30 years since Gary Oldman galvanized global film audiences with his portrayal of punk rocker Sid Vicious in ‘Sid and Nancy,’ Oldman has blazed a path as one of international cinema’s most versatile and valued actors. From blockbusters to American indie classics and U.K. masterworks, Oldman has been a force of nature who’s brought life to a stunning variety of characters across all genres of film
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Dunkirk,’ Stan Brakhage, ‘Valerian,’ and More

It’s time to catch up with some of the most interesting cinema-centric books of the last few months, and it’s a diverse list. There’s some Lego, some Nolan, some Star Wars (of course), and even some vintage Stan Brakhage. That’s range.

Off the Cliff: Making of Thelma & Louise by Becky Aikman (Penguin Press)

The career of Ridley Scott is full of peaks and valleys. One of the peaks was the release of Thelma & Louise in 1991. The cultural impact of this story of two female outlaws cannot be overstated, and Becky Aikman’s account of the making of the film helps explain why. Thelma & Louise involved a unique cast of characters, including stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, as well as a young hunk named Brad Pitt. But the most memorable figures here are Scott, who knew his career needed a change but could not originally see
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Is Luc Besson Making a Lucy Sequel?

For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Luc Besson is best known as a French filmmaker who has been involved in numerous projects as a director, a producer, and a screenwriter, which have resulted in him co-founding a movie studio called EuropaCorp in 1980. Besson is a member of a French cinema movement called Cinema du look that stressed style and spectacle, which in turn, explains the distinctive look of his movies. However, most movie-goers might be more familiar with him because of his works such as The Fifth Element and Lucy, which were successful in more than one

Is Luc Besson Making a Lucy Sequel?
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Director Luc Besson's Next Action Film Anna Stars Helen Mirren and Luke Evans

Lionsgate and EuropaCorp have closed a deal for Luc Besson’s next action film, Anna. Variety reports that the movie begins production this November and will be released under Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

Helen Mirren and Luke Evans star, they are joined by Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Sasha Luss, as Anna. There aren't really any details on the story, but if you're familiar with Besson's work, you'll know what to expect.

Anna will be the first film to be produced under EuropaCorp since Valerian. Last month EuropaCorp’s CEO Marc Shmuger laid out the company's new focus on making action thrillers and science-fiction films, along the same lines of Taken, Lucy, The Professional and The Fifth Element.

Right now EuropaCorp is also developing a sequel to Scarlett Johansson's sci-fi action film Lucy whose script has already been written by Besson.
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Interview: Kellan Lutz on Playing the Intriguing Sy Lombrok in The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

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Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz) is an escaped convict, Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson) is an alcoholic lieutenant. They don't really get along, but they both have only hours to get off the planet before it's obliterated in the new sci-fi action film The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One. An ambitious sci-fi story that retains an epic scope without losing sight of its character-centric sensibilities, The Osiris Child is now out on VOD and Digital HD from Rlj Entertainment, and Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with actor Kellan Lutz about his intriguing role, working with director Shane Abbess, visiting a real prison to prepare to play his character, and much more.

How did this movie come onto your radar, and what attracted you to the character of Sy Lombrok? He is a really intriguing character.

Kellan Lutz: Well, I met Shane Abbess about five years ago
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Roger Avary Assembles International Cast for His Directorial Comeback ‘Lucky Day’ (Exclusive)

Roger Avary Assembles International Cast for His Directorial Comeback ‘Lucky Day’ (Exclusive)
Oscar-winning writer/filmmaker Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction”) has enlisted a roster of international actors for “Lucky Day,” the pulp action movie which will mark his directorial comeback.

Besides Crispin Glover (“American Gods”), Nina Dobrev (“Flatliners”), Luke Bracey (“Point Break”) and Michael Madsen (“The Hateful Eight”) who have already been announced, “Lucky Day” will also star Clé Bennett (“Jigsaw”), Nadia Fares (“Marseille”), David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”), Tomer Sisley (“Largo Winch”) and Josie Ho (“Dream Home”).

Lucky Day” is being produced by Samuel Hadida – with whom Avary collaborated on “Killing Zoe,” “Rules of Attractions” and “Silent Hill,” among other films — and Don Carmody. Hadida and Carmody produced together the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” movies.

Penned by Avary, “Lucky Day” follows an ex-con on parole who sets off to reunite with his wife and daughter and gets hunted down by a psychopathic hitman looking to avenge his dead brother.

Avary told Variety “Lucky Day” is a “True Romance
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Giveaway – Win Warrior’s Gate on DVD

To celebrate the release of Warriors’ Gate – on DVD and VOD 2nd October – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

A thrilling martial arts fantasy adventure about a videogamer transported into an epic fighting world, from the minds behind Taken, The Fifth Element and The Karate Kid.

Familiar TV face Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) makes an admirable big screen lead as the teen forced to confront dangerous warriors he’d previously only fought in his video games; and legendary WWE star-turned-blockbuster actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kickboxer: Vengeance) adds to his roster of memorable big screen parts, here as the fearsome face-painted villain Arun who Jack must defeat to save the princess.

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